on Anne R Allen:
Have you ever had what you thought was a great idea for a novel, sat down and wrote madly for fifteen pages, and then it just… fizzled out? Or maybe you managed to make it through a whole novel on the energy of that one idea, but somehow it didn’t light up the sky the way you’d expected?
Unfortunately, one idea does not a novel make. You need at least two.
One idea is a situation. Two are a plot.